[LINK] Fwd: MR 45/2005: High level of satisfaction withdigital
free-to-air television - where's the EPG data
lannet at lannet.com.au
Thu Nov 10 12:33:30 EST 2005
Adam Todd wrote:
> At 01:12 PM 9/11/2005, Anthony Hornby wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> does anyone know why only the ABC seems to include EPG data in the
>> digital transmissions.
>> The ABC also only supplies two days of data which is better than
>> nothing, but you really need a weeks worth.
> TEN, SEVEN, and NINE also do (capital, win and prime appear not to)
> however, I've noticed that if you have your clock set to manual, you
> generally get NO EPG data at all, setting it to automatic will get you
> NOW and NEXT data, however, the times will be out by GMT hours :) Go
> As I have my clock set manually so it tells the CORRECT TIME, because
> the networks al transmit differing and wrong times (haven't they heard
> of NTP?) I now get no EPG of any use at all, because the NOW and NEXT
> are so distant form the real time they are irrelevant and deleted.
...add to which, that the networks never keep to their published times
anyway; the more popular programs over-running by up to 15 minutes =
more advertising revenue. Even ABC and SBS are catching the habit...
It make timeshift recording very unpredictable.
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